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Eurodoc Documentary

Eurodoc – an educational programme to produce documentaries Eurodoc is an educational programme specialising in the co-production of original documentaries at an international level. It covers a multitude of ways to deploy and create film story-telling, and a wide range of production models. Its objective is to outline and define the requirements of the documentary genre. More than 50 specialists from the field of financing and production will provide advice on all stages of implementing the film project. The programme includes a master class. The purpose of the tuition is to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics and...

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“Ginka” & “Botev is an Idiot” in Ireland

In the programme of the “Culture Night”, which will be held on September 18, 2015 in Galway – Irish City of Film of UNESCO there will be a screening of a selection of short films from the five UNESCO Cities of Film – Bradford, Busan, Sofia, Sydney and Galway The two Bulgarian shorts are – „GINKA“ by Antonia Miltcheva whose film received this year’s “JAMESON” award for Bulgarian short films during the 19th SOFIA FILM FEST and “Botev is an Idiot“ by Dejan Bararev, which so far has the following awards: 2012 – At the International Film Festival for...

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For Sofia

Sofia is a city with an ancient history, which can be identified by the numerous cultural and historical monuments in its centre. In its thousand-year existence, it was inhabited by various tribes who left marks of their life and lifestyle in its today archaeological underground. Here, different ethnic groups – Bulgarians, Turks, Armenians, and Jews historically lived together. They brought in their added touch to the image of the City, and their religious temples are among the City’s prominent landmarks.

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Film Literacy in the School

Film literacy: Schools in Europe do not use enough films and audiovisual materials in teaching How film and other audiovisual content may be used in schools and are more easily accessible for the purposes of teaching and learning? You can read the survey HERE.  A thorough examination by the consortium of the Autonomous University of Barcelona assigned by the European Commission provides answers to important questions.  The analysis is preceded by detailed information on the state of film literacy in each EU Member State, including specific activities in schools, film festivals, national legislation in the field of film and...

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The Film Festival “Love is Folly” at the Bulgarian Black Sea capital

The 24th edition of the oldest annual international film festival in Bulgaria “Love is Folly”, launches in Varna. The Festival has a contest format and its programme traditionally consists of 12 films with love themes made over the past two years. Viewers have the opportunity to watch a total of 90 films during festival days. They are vivid examples of romantic Bulgarian and world cinema. More information:...

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Bulgarian director takes the “Golden Leopard” award in Locarno

The film “Godless” (a joint production of Bulgaria, Denmark, France) by director Ralitsa Petrova scoops the highest award “Golden Leopard” at the prestigious festival in Locarno. Award for main female role in the film goes to actress Irena Ivanova. Seventeen films from different countries bid in the competition for the “Golden Leopard” this year. Among them, two are from Bulgaria – prize winner ” Godless” and the most recent film by Christina Grozeva and Peter Valchanov...

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33 independent productions in the programme of “Golden Rose” 2016

The 34th edition of the Bulgarian feature films festival “Golden Rose” will be held in Varna from 19th to 25th September. None of this year’s impressive number of independent productions benefited from state support – 29 short films and 4 feature films. Among the contestants are features such as “Inches from the Ground” by director Maxim Genchev, “Enemies” by Simeon Komsalov with producer Konstantin Bourov, “My heart is an octopus or my father on the shore of the Black Sea” of Neno Belchev and “No One” by Andrei Andonov . There are quite a few titles already participating in...

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Bulgarian film wins the “Silver George Special Jury Prize ” at the the 38th Moscow International Film Festival

“The Singing Shoes” directed by Radoslav Spassov, tells the story of the life of jazz musicians Lea Ivanova and Eddie Kazasyan. The film adds another author’s interpretation of the theme for the survival of Bulgarian talents under the baton of State Security agents in the years of socialism. This is just one of the thousands of personal stories that come to light with the opening of police files after the fall of the Berlin Wall. What is the truth? Who is the enemy? What are the limits of compromise? Are victims to blame, and why do we seem to...

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Annual awards of the Bulgarian Film Academy

“Long live the Bulgarian cinema”. With this motto the Bulgarian Film Academy concluded its awards ceremony for 2016. The decoration at the late movie theatre “Royal”, today renamed the “Bulgarian Army Theatre” resembled a ship. “this is not the Titanic” – said presenter Krasimir Rankov “because the ship of the Bulgarian cinema boldly pores the waves with 58 film premieres for 2015 alone.” These are 14 features, 11 shorts, 1 TV feature, 23 documentaries and 9 animation films. News of award-winning Bulgarian films flows from all over the world almost every week. Whether our film productions including how many...

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Film Festivals

Film Festivals in Sofia are numerous and diverse in their thematic trend. World Film Panorama KINOMANIA. It was launched in 1987 as World Film Panorama. The programme of each edition includes premieres of some of the most prominent films from world cinema of the previous two years, and that were not yet projected on Bulgarian screen. The selection of movies at KINOMANIA is very precise, and each year the format is upgraded to be even more interesting to viewers. Sofia INTERNATIONAL Film Festival. The 19th edition of Sofia Film Fest – the largest cinema event in Sofia and Bulgaria took...

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Sofia creative city cinema UNESCO

On 01.12.2014, Sofia joins the network of creative cities of UNESCO, and was awarded the title "City of Film". The certificate was presented by the Director General of the International Organisation Mrs. Irina Bokova, the Mayor of Sofia Mrs. Yordanka Fandoukova





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